I loved the first book and I love the second; in fact, I think the second was slightly better because the character development continued for the main characters.
In this mystery, the body doesn’t turn up until nearly half way through the novel. So the reader has the scrumptious chore of trying to figure out who is going to be the murder victim as well as who is going to be the murderer. The author also throws in some information about how German prisoners-of-war in England were treated; a little tidbit of history that I knew nothing about. There is also a little additional information about Flavia’s missing mother, presumed dead. And of course there would be a traveling puppet show.